One of the main goals of modern dentistry is the prevention of tooth loss. All possible measures should be taken to preserve and maintain your teeth because the loss of a single tooth can have a major impact upon your dental health and appearance. However, it is still sometimes necessary to remove a tooth. Here are some of the reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted.
- Severe Decay
- Advanced periodontal (gum) disease
- Infection or abscess
- Orthodontic correction
- Malpositioned teeth
- Fractured teeth or roots
- Impacted teeth (mainly wisdom teeth)
There are certain risks associated with any surgery. Pain, bleeding, permanent numbness, broken root tips and bone are several of the possible risks. The doctor will explain any associated risks prior to surgery but it is important that you realize that though we take every possible precaution to reduce these risks.
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, do not always erupt properly when they decide to make an appearance. It’s wise to get an early opinion on getting wisdom teeth pulled before they cause pain, swelling, infection, caries and gum disease.
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